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Stories and Tips Brighton

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To be beside the seaside: Go to Brighton

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 21 Jul, 2012

We lived in Brighton for about five months in the late 1990s, in fact we got married in Brighton, in the registry office not a bouquet's throw from the wonderful, extrovert, mock-Oriental glory of the Brighton Pavilion. Alas, being poor as registry office mice we…Read More


Brighton Up Your Day

Written by Thehonesttruth on 26 Jul, 2010

Yesterday, my boyfriend, his father, my daughter and I decided to visit Brighton. From Eastbourne this was only a short 30 minute drive, there are also bus services regularly from Eastbourne town centre that we have used before, which cost £5.50 return for an adult…Read More


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The Sea Front

Written by Cheryl Morgan on 21 Feb, 2001

One of the most obvious cultural inventions of Victorian Britain was the seaside pier, and Brighton has two fine examples. The most famous, and architecturally the most impressive, is the West Pier. This was opened in 1866 as a simple means to take the sea…Read More


Beside the seaside

Written by Nicola Six on 23 Oct, 2003

A certain Englishman wrote, "When you are tired of Londo,n you are tired of life". Today, Londoner's weary of life in the fumey fast lane pack an overnight bag and head for Brighton. Brighton is only an hour away on the train, but this city by…Read More


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Railways

Written by Cheryl Morgan on 21 Feb, 2001

Given the amount of traffic between London and Brighton, and the fact that the journey took days by horse, it was inevitable that a railway linking the cities would fast become a popular idea. There was just one problem: the South Downs stood square in…Read More


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The Amazing Magnus Volk

Written by Cheryl Morgan on 21 Feb, 2001

One of the more colourful inhabitants of Brighton was the Victorian inventor, Magnus Volk. Volk was an enthusiastic pioneer of new electrical technology. He wired up his own home, and also brought the first ever telephone service to Brighton. He is most famous, however, for…Read More


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Regency Splendour

Written by Cheryl Morgan on 21 Feb, 2001

Georgian England experienced a boom in housing unlike anything experienced before or since. It was a time when fabulous mansions were springing up throughout the countryside, and even the middle classes could afford splendid terraced houses in fashionable places like London, Bath and Brighton. These…Read More


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The Royal Pavilion: History

Written by Cheryl Morgan on 21 Feb, 2001

Having taken a liking to bathing and the riotous social life of 18th Century Brighton, the Prince of Wales decided that he needed a home on the south coast. Young George acquired a farmhouse from a local magnate, Thomas Kemp, and, as soon as his…Read More


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Taking the waters

Written by Cheryl Morgan on 21 Feb, 2001

Brighton shot to fame in Britain in the latter half of the 18th Century. Bathing in the sea had started to become popular earlier, but the publication of a book (in Latin) by Dr. Richard Russell of Lewes brought the idea to the attention of…Read More


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Brighton--First Impressions

Written by marseilles on 24 Mar, 2007

Our cousins picked us up from my uncle's house for the drive down to Brighton. We arrived in Brighton mid-afternoon, and walked along the coast while the cousins went shopping. The scene in Brighton reminded us of Boracay Island back home, with the laid-back cafés,…Read More


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